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Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

I’m currently on holiday exploring London Town and last week (I got sidetracked in posting this sorry all) I went to the brilliant V & A museum. I wanted to go to view the fashion collection but also to see the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition that is currently on. If you live in England, have an instructor in fashion or sewing you should make the time to go and see this because it’s brilliant. Here is the description of the…

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On Being Scared but doing things anyway (Summer Party at The New Craft House)

On Being Scared but doing things anyway (Summer Party at The New Craft House)

One of the really crappy things about my mental health issues is that I’m so risk adverse. So afraid of taking chances. Of making mistakes. Of doing something new. And on some days not leaving the house. For those who follow me on Instagram you will have noticed I’m currently in England on holiday. England has always been a safe place for me and I was scared to come here as I didn’t want that to change. I didn’t want…

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66 Thoughts that came to me while pattern cutting for the first time

66 Thoughts that came to me while pattern cutting for the first time

Okay I can do this Should have cleared the table first, will do that now How the hell do this pattern open up, it seems never ending Ok there is no way I’m going to be able to fold this up again Meh, future problem. Its double sided; well that is going to confuse me Right what’s next? Okay so I need to copy the pattern on to tracing paper I don’t have tracing paper, what is tracing paper, internet…

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2017 Make Nine

2017 Make Nine

I’ve been looking for a way to inspire (and keep myself on track) when it comes to sewing my own clothes. After spending some time in the black hole that is #sewing on Instagram I’ve came across the hashtag #2017MakeNine. After a moment hesitation I’ve decided to take this challenge on, even though it’s the near the end of March. The #2017MakeNine was thought up by Rochelle of Lucy Lucielle, in 20016 and is now in it’s second year. It was…

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Ten Best Sewing Books for the Absolute Novice

Ten Best Sewing Books for the Absolute Novice

As mentioned as I’m slowly teaching myself to sew as part of My New Year resolutions, aka operation-defeat-Neg-by-increasing-self-esteem-by-finishing-things. While my health has taken, a recent downturn meaning my motivation to work on new skill is at times non-existent so I thought I would share my favourite beginner sewing books. Learning sewing has been something I’ve wanted to do for year and after may slow starts and mistake these are the 10 sewing books I’m loving and now own as a…

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First Sewing Project

First Sewing Project

  As mentioned in my last post I’m slowing making friends with my sewing machine, Jane. After spending some time practicing stitches, I decided it was time to take the plunge and make my first project.   For this I decided to get some cute spotty material from Spotlight and make the Jumbo pin cushion from the Busy Girls Guide to Sewing Book. Now while this project was only meant to take around 30 minutes it took me 90 minutes…

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First Sewing Experience

First Sewing Experience

I’ve wanted to learn how to sew for a few years but thanks to work and study I never got around to doing it. Last year I acquired a sewing machine and immediately started using it it sat in the cupboard of my spare room for months till I could work up the courage to turn it on; as my anxieties go the better of me and thus I was afraid I would sew my fingers together; this is how…

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